Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 133 110
Rank change year-on-year -8 -23 -32
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 626 770 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.23% 2.48% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.08% 9.31% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 522 636 829
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £74,900 £63,750 £63,550
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +2.60%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,743 8,272 10,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.61% 26.63% 30.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5,910 6,645 8,322
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +11 233 £48,007 +6.68% 41
Surrey +4 169 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Berkshire +11 140 £55,000 +15.79% 20
Hampshire -25 132 £32,000 -17.42% 19
West Sussex -6 68 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 58 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Oxfordshire +3 34 £35,750 -20.56% 11
Kent +8 18 £36,250 +11.54% 7
East Sussex -1 5 £32,500 -31.58% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 475 (75.88%) Microsoft
2 396 (63.26%) MCSE
3 387 (61.82%) Windows
4 327 (52.24%) Active Directory
5 242 (38.66%) ITIL
6 238 (38.02%) Microsoft Azure
7 232 (37.06%) MCSA
8 210 (33.55%) Office 365
9 207 (33.07%) VMware
10 192 (30.67%) Windows Server
11 138 (22.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 128 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 119 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
14 118 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 117 (18.69%) SQL
16 104 (16.61%) Degree
17 103 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
18 101 (16.13%) Cisco
19 100 (15.97%) SQL Server
20 99 (15.81%) MS Exchange
21 95 (15.18%) DNS
21 95 (15.18%) Firewall
22 91 (14.54%) Cisco Certification
23 87 (13.90%) Linux
24 83 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
25 82 (13.10%) Windows 10
26 81 (12.94%) DHCP
27 79 (12.62%) Network Security
27 79 (12.62%) Windows 7
28 78 (12.46%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 99 (15.81%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (5.11%) IIS
6 16 (2.56%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.80%) Apache
10 5 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.32%) Confluence
13 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 103 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.48%) BPCS
5 3 (0.48%) Lawson
5 3 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 238 (38.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 210 (33.55%) Office 365
3 83 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (10.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (6.55%) SaaS
6 33 (5.27%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (5.27%) Amazon S3
7 32 (5.11%) Amazon EMR
7 32 (5.11%) Amazon Kinesis
7 32 (5.11%) Amazon SQS
7 32 (5.11%) AWS Lambda
7 32 (5.11%) Serverless
8 21 (3.35%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (2.88%) IaaS
10 13 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.76%) PaaS
12 8 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.48%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 95 (15.18%) DNS
1 95 (15.18%) Firewall
2 81 (12.94%) DHCP
3 79 (12.62%) Network Security
4 76 (12.14%) WAN
5 59 (9.42%) TCP/IP
6 53 (8.47%) LAN
7 43 (6.87%) SAN
8 34 (5.43%) VPN
9 32 (5.11%) Internet
10 30 (4.79%) Wireless
11 29 (4.63%) VLAN
12 28 (4.47%) VoIP
13 26 (4.15%) MPLS
14 24 (3.83%) NAS
14 24 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (2.56%) Skype
17 13 (2.08%) Cisco PIX
17 13 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 37 (5.91%) RDBMS
4 36 (5.75%) Amazon RDS
5 35 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (5.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 32 (5.11%) Cosmos DB
7 25 (3.99%) MySQL
8 16 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.60%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.12%) Big Data
12 7 (1.12%) EDMS
13 6 (0.96%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.12%) JIRA
2 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.64%) Hudson
4 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.48%) Redmine
5 2 (0.32%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.32%) GCC
5 2 (0.32%) Xcode
6 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (8.47%) Finance
2 17 (2.72%) Legal
3 16 (2.56%) Retail
3 16 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.76%) Marketing
5 8 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.80%) Advertising
6 5 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.48%) Automotive
7 3 (0.48%) Banking
7 3 (0.48%) Law
8 2 (0.32%) Billing
8 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
9 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (13.74%) Analyst
2 69 (11.02%) Support Engineer
3 64 (10.22%) Architect
4 62 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 60 (9.58%) Support Analyst
6 53 (8.47%) Administrator
7 50 (7.99%) IT Support
8 48 (7.67%) Solutions Architect
9 40 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (6.07%) Cloud Architect
11 36 (5.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 36 (5.75%) IT Engineer
12 34 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
12 34 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 34 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
12 34 (5.43%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 34 (5.43%) Consultant
13 33 (5.27%) Lead Architect
14 29 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
15 28 (4.47%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.67%) .NET
2 43 (6.87%) Web Services
3 31 (4.95%) ASP.NET
4 24 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (3.04%) OAuth
5 19 (3.04%) SAML
6 15 (2.40%) HTML
7 13 (2.08%) CSS
8 11 (1.76%) jQuery
9 10 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.44%) MEAN Stack
11 8 (1.28%) LDAP
11 8 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (0.96%) React
13 5 (0.80%) LAMP
14 4 (0.64%) WCF
15 3 (0.48%) XML
16 2 (0.32%) AngularJS
16 2 (0.32%) MDX
16 2 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.79%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (3.67%) Clustering
4 23 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.51%) CESG
6 19 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (2.24%) AS400
7 14 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (2.08%) iSeries
9 11 (1.76%) CMDB
10 9 (1.44%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.44%) User Experience
11 8 (1.28%) iPad
11 8 (1.28%) iPhone
11 8 (1.28%) PKI
12 7 (1.12%) BYOD
12 7 (1.12%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 387 (61.82%) Windows
2 192 (30.67%) Windows Server
3 138 (22.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 128 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (13.90%) Linux
6 82 (13.10%) Windows 10
7 79 (12.62%) Windows 7
8 45 (7.19%) Windows 8
9 29 (4.63%) Unix
10 23 (3.67%) CentOS
11 22 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (2.40%) Android
13 12 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.80%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.80%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.64%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (38.66%) ITIL
2 119 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
3 70 (11.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 69 (11.02%) Project Management
5 60 (9.58%) Incident Management
6 55 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 55 (8.79%) Mentoring
6 55 (8.79%) Presales
7 50 (7.99%) ITIL V3
8 49 (7.83%) Computer Science
9 44 (7.03%) PRINCE2
10 43 (6.87%) Service Management
11 42 (6.71%) ITSM
12 37 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 37 (5.91%) Enterprise Architecture
12 37 (5.91%) High Availability
13 36 (5.75%) Thought Leadership
13 36 (5.75%) Vendor Relationship Management
14 33 (5.27%) Technical Leadership
15 32 (5.11%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (18.69%) SQL
2 50 (7.99%) Python
3 35 (5.59%) PowerShell
4 33 (5.27%) JavaScript
5 25 (3.99%) C#
5 25 (3.99%) Java
6 23 (3.67%) PL/SQL
6 23 (3.67%) Scala
6 23 (3.67%) Shell Script
6 23 (3.67%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.28%) C
7 8 (1.28%) VBScript
8 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.96%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.48%) VB
9 3 (0.48%) VBA
10 2 (0.32%) C++
10 2 (0.32%) Korn
10 2 (0.32%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 396 (63.26%) MCSE
2 232 (37.06%) MCSA
3 104 (16.61%) Degree
4 91 (14.54%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (12.46%) CCNA
6 77 (12.30%) MCP
7 71 (11.34%) MCITP
8 53 (8.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 51 (8.15%) Security Cleared
10 38 (6.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (5.11%) A+ Certification
12 30 (4.79%) CCNP
13 26 (4.15%) Citrix Certification
14 23 (3.67%) RHCA
15 21 (3.35%) SC Cleared
16 20 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (3.04%) CCA
17 19 (3.04%) Network+ Certification
18 18 (2.88%) CISSP
19 17 (2.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.03%) SLA
2 34 (5.43%) GDPR
3 21 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (3.04%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.60%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.64%) COBIT
7 4 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.32%) QA
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 327 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 118 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (11.50%) Hyper-V
4 60 (9.58%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (4.63%) vSphere
6 10 (1.60%) XenApp
7 9 (1.44%) XenServer
8 7 (1.12%) NFS
8 7 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.96%) Firmware
9 6 (0.96%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.64%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.48%) Samba
11 3 (0.48%) vCloud
11 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.32%) HDFS
12 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (7.99%) SCCM
2 21 (3.35%) vCenter Server
3 13 (2.08%) vRealize
4 10 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (1.44%) SCOM
5 9 (1.44%) WSUS
6 7 (1.12%) Ansible
6 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.96%) Puppet
7 6 (0.96%) SCSM
7 6 (0.96%) XenMobile
8 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.80%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.64%) Nagios
9 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.32%) CSIRT
11 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 475 (75.88%) Microsoft
2 207 (33.07%) VMware
3 101 (16.13%) Cisco
4 78 (12.46%) Citrix
5 48 (7.67%) HP
6 31 (4.95%) SolarWinds
7 27 (4.31%) Red Hat
8 25 (3.99%) Dell
9 24 (3.83%) IBM
10 22 (3.51%) NetApp
11 21 (3.35%) Apple
11 21 (3.35%) Veeam
12 20 (3.19%) Ivanti
13 18 (2.88%) EMC
14 15 (2.40%) Oracle
15 11 (1.76%) Intel
15 11 (1.76%) Meraki
15 11 (1.76%) SAP
16 10 (1.60%) ServiceNow
17 9 (1.44%) Sybase